Maintaining good management / employee relationships
Labour legislation is continuously evolving and it is important that businesses, both big and small, remain abreast of changes to ensure that they at all times manage employees in keeping with applicable legislation and best practice guidelines.
RISMA advises on all aspects of industrial relations including reorganisation consultation and planning, fair retrenchment processes, discipline and grievance handling; and management / employee relationship building through participative structures such as unions and employee forums. RISMA can also provide in-house training on all these systems and principles.
Disciplinary and grievance handling
RISMA can assist you to develop and implement a Disciplinary Code and Procedure and Incapacity Procedure to address poor performance as well as the Grievance Procedure for the organisation. RISMA is able to provide expert advice and guidance to line management with regard to the proper application of discipline and incapacity counselling in the workplace, using the procedures and forms in the policy.
RISMA can act as the independent chairperson of a disciplinary hearing or arrange for another independent chairperson if RISMA has been too involved in guiding line management in the assessment of the facts and the preparation of documents for the disciplinary hearing.
Retrenchments and redundancies
RISMA has many years’ experience in the reorganisation of corporate companies and the consultation processes with affected employees to ensure that any retrenchment that may flow from the reorganisation is done fairly and in keeping with current legislation.
RISMA’s retrenchment policies and supporting documentation, together with our experience and keen insights, has enabled many management teams to successfully steer this challenging and exacting process to a conclusion acceptable to all parties.
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